Friday, April 23, 2010

Pholidota chinensis

Pholidota chinensis - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Pholidota chinensis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI don't remember why I have this Pholidota chinensis. The notes simply say I got it July four years ago. My best guess is that it was from the SFOS raffle table. They often have excellent raffle tables. It doesn't matter I guess. It has bloomed well every year.

Pholidota chinensis - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Pholidota contains 30 species growing from India to South China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea into the Pacific Islands and south to Australia. Pholidota chinensis grows in Vietnam, Burma, Hong Kong and southern China. It is warm to hot growing and fragrant.

This plant is high up and grows very bright and very wet. The basket has been overgrown with moss. It may be time to divide it. This is a plant that blooms before the new growth starts so I can take it for show-and-tell next month. After that I will decide what to do.

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